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MarBelle has written 2632 posts for Directors Notes

Kurtis Hough Coalesces all Matter of the Universe for Epic B&W Short ‘To See More Light’

We talk to Director Kurtis Hough about his epic 15 minute B&W experimental film ‘To See More Light’, which combines cosmic geometric animations, time lapse lava flows, gnarly tree growths, and all matter of the universe.

Mac Boucher Discusses his One-Shot Music Video 'Saturday Night'

Director Mac Boucher discusses capturing the excitement and glamour of the swinging 60s photoshoot in his one-shot music video for Yukon Blonde’s ‘Saturday Night’.

Pope Contemplates Love, Tragedy and Pain in her Abstract Short ‘Fruits n Veg’

We speak to Director Pope about allegorical storytelling and her hunt for the perfect French voice in her new short ‘Fruits n Veg’.

The Traumatic Past Threatens to Destroy a Promising Future in Rob Brown’s ‘Sixteen’

With DN alumni Rob Brown’s debut feature ‘Sixteen’ hitting VOD platforms this week, we revisit our podcast interview recorded with the director ahead of the film’s world premiere at the London Film Festival.

nautico Sneak VFX Moments of Strangeness into Beaû’s Beautifully Composed ‘One Wing’ Music Video

Directing duo nautico return to the pages of DN to discuss ‘One Wing’, their alluring video for handsome New York twosome Beaû.

Ambre Cardinal Pays Tribute to the Power & Delicacy of Frida Kahlo in ‘Un Ruban Autour d’une Bombe’

Ambre Cardinal talks to DN about the pain of creating beauty to destroy in ‘Un Ruban Autour d’une Bombe’, her tribute to the work of artist Frida Kahlo.

Facing an Uncertain Future in Winnie Cheung’s Time Travel Short ‘Dear Lucas’

In ‘Dear Lucas’ director Winnie Cheung has crafted a time travel short in which the characters, not the tech, command our attention. Cheung joins us to discuss how she built an emotionally-resonant recursive romance.

Society’s Feared & Forsaken Take Centre Stage in Duane Hopkins’ Lyrical Sophomore Feature ‘Bypass’

We talk to writer-director Duane Hopkins about his second feature ‘Bypass’, a beautifully observed morality tale of society’s feared and forsaken.

Putting the Power of Negative Space to Work in Youness Benali’s ‘No Substitute’ Music Video

Director Youness Benali joins us once again to discuss his latest ‘less is more’ offering, No Substitute for TroyBoi, and how his natural affinity for the spare and minimal led him to use negative space as a character which strengthened the film’s emotional impact.

DN GSFF2015: Exploring the Role & Form of Short Film Criticism

Sitting on the opening panel of the Glasgow Short Film Festival’s day long Symposium with Suzanne van der Lingen, Professor Richard Raskin & Jorge Rivero, MarBelle took part in a discussion exploring the role and form of short film criticism.